Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Festival of colour day 2 ....

Day two of seven of my festival of colour series ..a self inflicted challenge to showcase our stunning new  Stampin' Up! in colours and to try make me blog more often. 

I didn't realise I had used a dragonfly on two of my seven projects I must really love dragonflies !!! This one is a superb one and has a matching die so you can cut it out and as I have here, have it standing proud from the card base. This set is Dragonfly dreams and detailed dragonfly dies. Currently this set is available as a bundle at a discount, come June it is staying with us but the bargain bundle price will be gone ....every penny helps so I'm glad i got the bundle price.

I used the splatter stamp same as yesterdays project from the Awesomely artistic stamp set .I just think that set is fantastic for artsy touches on your projects. 

This closer photograph shows how i used the new glitter enamel dots to just decorate the far right corner of each card. These are stunning embellishments I can see myself going through ALOT of these.

Again I did the same card in each of the five new in colours to showcase them but also this shows how each colour seems to complement each other fantastically. Another feature of the card shows that if you struggle with colour pallets ...just pick one colour it looks fantastic. Also if you need to batch make cards this is a super easy design to follow. You could really change up the dragonfly with your favourite image ...possibilities are endless.

There is a Youtube tutorial to match this project so get comfy and click the link below to watch. If you would like one of the new catalogues for FREE contact me directly and I will get one put to you the same day. 

                                           Have a great day and ...happy stamping xx Amanda


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Festival of new Stampin' Up! in colours....

After being dark and mysterious with yesterdays project I decided to have a festival of colour. I am doing SEVEN projects back to back to celebrate the new Stampin' Up! in colours which I just adore. They are well worth a celebration. Fresh fig, Tranquil tide, Powder pink, Lemon lime twist and Berry burst are your new colours and wow do they pop!

So to celebrate i am bringing you SEVEN projects back to back ...I must be crazy! but yes SEVEN to inspire you and show off our new in colours.

Todays project uses all five colours and the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and the brand new daisy delight. Together I created this tall skinny card full of vibrant colours. Simple to re create and minimum supplies needed. 

So keep tuned to my blog and my Youtube channel for the next seven days to see what else I can bring to inspire you and help you appreciate and LOVE these colours as much as I do.

                                                        Happy stamping xxx Amanda


Card measurements

Cut card at 7 1/2 x 6 1/2" score at 3 3/4 and fold to form card
cut stamping layer at  x 3 1/2"

Monday, 22 May 2017

So I was challenged to do Gothic style !!!!!

Happy Monday everyone I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I spent much of mine battling the jungle formaly known as my front garden .... Much rather be crafting.

Todays card is something totally different and has come about from a bit of a challenge set me by a friend. I have been friends via the crafty community with Lisa Bragg Leavitt for a number of years. I believe I met her through an old old old swap group called the craft hole. Now, Lisa has a very different style to me and we often tease each other about it. She is a very interesting lady and likes the darker side of things as it were, where as I am shabby chic pink and girly. So, she stated that today is world Goth day. Now she may have been pulling my leg about that I really should google it ...but she challenged me to come up with a Gothic style card using Stampin' Up! products. Well Im not one to shy away from a direct challenge so here we are. 

I used Rich razzleberry card embossed in silver using a stamp from the Blooming love set. I overlaid this with black card torn down the middle and pulled to the side inspiration being a corset type of idea. I then decorated using the Botanical builder dies to create floral and leaf cluster. I added a touch of sparkle with basic rhinestones adding a pretty touch, but also breaking up the black colour somewhat.

I think I carried it off and Im rather pleased with myself ... maybe I should challenge Lisa to make a girly pink floral card with bunting attached ??.. what do you reckon ... always up for a challenge.

I did film the making of this card which is totally un edited and totally off the cuff so rather long but worth a watch so get comfy get a brew and take a look .... hope you enjoy this project as much as I did making it and hope you may try it yourself one day should you ever ned a Gothic style card never know !!! 

                                                     Happy stamping, hugs xxxx Amanda


Cut card :- 11 x 5 1/2" 
cut colour layers 5 1/4 x 5 1/4"

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sunday card sketch challenge..

Happy sunny Sunday and welcome to todays card sketch challenge blog feature. Each week members of the Scrimpy's stampin forum on facebook join in a card sketch challenge just for fun. This weeks card is featured bellow and was taken from pinterest the creators name clearly shown by her watermark. I chose this card due to it simplicity and the limited use of colour. Sometimes simple is just better and restricting colour choices helps us stop wavering and making the process longer because we can't decide which colours go together nicely.

So take a look at what the ladies came up with each one is different and each one fantastic and inspiring. Also feel free to come along and find us on Facebook and join in our weekly sketch....

                                                            Happy stamping xxx Amanda

beautiful card by Amanda Beckie Manser using the lovely horse from the cupcake and carousels set .

Pretty peach tones here from Karen McClure and a delicate butterfly adds a pretty touch/

Pretty card by Carol Ann stunning embossed background and petty stamping on the coloured panels.

Stunning card by Elaine Spencer another lovely embossed background.

Superb card by the lovely Valerie Litten. Nice fresh feel to this card.

Lovely pink shades here from Janet stokes very well put together nice and crisp and simple.

Lovely blue layered card from Elaine Briggs love the stitch edge to the banner.

Bold floral design from Cristina Anca with another pretty butterfly .

Nice bold greens from Claudia Cladden Scucchia.

pretty blue and white from Debbie harper each panel embossed differently , nice touch.

pretty peach and black heres from Carmel June Smith.

lovely card from Eli Mendez in pink tones and that cup cake looks good enough to eat.

Lovely orange and grey card here from the lovely Geraldine Reardon.

Blue and whit tones created for the challenge by myself.